Kano Disposes of Only 86 of 211 Rape Cases on 2020 — AG
Not less than 211 rape cases have been recorded by Kano State ministry of justice in the year 2020 alone, but only 86 of those cases were disposed of within the year.
This was revealed by the state’s attorney-general, M.A. Lawan on Monday during a commemoration session for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence sponsored by WARAKA-SARC and Partners Chemonics International and Society for Family Health (SFH) in Kano.
He said, “So far the ministry of justice has recorded 211 rape cases in 2020, adding that the figure could have been higher if not for the interruption of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Lawal said “it was in line with the foregoing that the Kano state sector reform team established the WARAKA- Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) with technical assistance from Justice for all (J4A) a DFID funded project.
“There were interventions in 2016 and like many other states of the federation and Kano have experienced an alarming rate of rape and sexual assault cases in the recent past.
“The establishment of WARAKA-SARC in Kano state has contributed to the effective management of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases and prosecution of perpetrators but more work need to be done.
“With the growing population which has made Kano state a cosmopolitan thereby increasing the tendencies of exposing the most vulnerable members of the society compromising of women and girls to risk of being abused.
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